The Ford Fiesta is a subcompact car which gains up to 31 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway. Its basic manufacturer warranty lasts for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Drivers may choose the powertrain warranty which provides vehicle coverage for 5 years or 60,000 miles for both the sedan and hatchback body styles.
Typical MSRP for the Ford Fiesta averages at approximately $14,500. Vehicle owners appreciate its sporty handling and comfort with the incorporation of the most modern technology.
Overall, the Ford Fiesta receives high ratings for its affordability and what Edmunds.com refers to as its “zesty performance” and “peppy and fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine. However, road and weather conditions, in addition to wear and tear to any vehicle, can cause a need for a repair down the road.
While some drivers may not face serious repairs in the first 3 or so years of ownership, which means they do not need to rely on their manufacturer warranty, they may still face repair needs after their original warranty is no longer valid. When this happens, people are left paying hundreds of dollars.
A water pump replacement, for example, can result in an out-of-pocket expense averaging $400 to $700 and a clutch replacement can range from $800 to $1,900.
In order to avoid the unexpected expense of vehicle repair, many vehicle owners choose extended repair coverage. Depending on the plan you choose, a vehicle service contract will cover the labor and repair parts needed for most major vehicle parts, including the engine, transmission, and electrical components.
An extended warranty most likely will also include rental car reimbursement and roadside assistance, so you don’t have to worry about being sans transportation, while your vehicle is being fixed. No one likes to face the hassle of vehicle repairs, but you can be protected in advance with a vehicle service contract.
*Estimates from repairpal.com
A Vehicle Service Contract (VSC) is often referred to as an “extended warranty,” but it is not a warranty. A VSC does, however, provide repair coverage for your vehicle after the manufacturer’s warranty expires. A VSC is a contract between you and a VSC provider or administrator that states what is a covered repair and what is not.